UAEnic extends 'ae' domain name registration period

Companies wishing to register trade names under ‘ae’ domain have been given a two week extension, following the UAE Network Information Center’s (UAEnic) decision to extend the registration deadline to October 1st 2002.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  September 16, 2002

Companies wishing to register trade names under ‘ae’ domain have been given a two week extension, following the UAE Network Information Center’s (UAEnic) decision to extend the registration deadline to October 1st 2002.

“The exclusive period gives companies with legally registered trade names the opportunity to reserve that name under ‘.ae’,” says Abdulla Hashim, UAEnic manager.

“During this period, anyone wishing to reserve a domain name must provide copies of their trade licence proving their legal right to that name. This limited period is designed to protect the trade names of companies and other organisations,” he adds.

When the company deadline expires on October 1st, the ‘ae’ domain will be available to any private individual or business. The ‘ae’ domain was brought in to replace ‘co.ae’ in January this year.

“After the October 1st deadline, some companies may find that another party has registered their domain name with UAEnic,” explains Hashim. “Even if a company does not currently have an online presence, we strongly recommend they reserve their brand under the ‘.ae’ domain to protect themselves in the future.”

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